Manchester and Salford Ramblers

Group name: Manchester and Salford Ramblers

This group is a part of Greater Manchester & High Peak Area.

Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Path maintenance

Our group helps local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. We offer a varied programme of regular walks taking advantage of the excellent walking country in and around Manchester and Salford. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.

Walks are mainly held on Tuesdays and Saturdays and these walks start at 10.30 unless otherwise stated. They are typically 5- 6 miles, but we also have some longer walks. We have also added short walks that start at 11am on some Mondays and some evening walks in the summer. Walks are normally near public transport so we can include as many people as possible.

As well as walks, we offer regular social activities and we also have a couple of weekends away each year in a Youth Hostel. 

Details of our upcoming walks are on the right and for an outline of the full walks programme and details of our other activities please visit our web site:

There are also more details, pictures and reports on our Facebook page. 

Manchester’s Chorlton and Whalley Range nominated for Britain’s Best walking Neighbourhood Award

The Ramblers have announced the shortlist for Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood 2019. People across the country been submitting their nominations and our expert panel have chosen the final ten.

These neighbourhoods showcase some of the best of everyday walking; neighbourhoods where local authorities and community groups have improved local streets and routes for walking and with good access to green space – and Chorlton and Whalley Range in Manchester is one of the nominees!

Now it is up to you to decide the winner – we hope you will vote for Chorlton and Whalley Range – for more details follow this link - and cast your vote before the deadline on Sunday 30 June. The winner will be announced at a special award ceremony in the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 10 July.  

Ramblers Comment on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

Ramblers in Manchester and Salford have looked in detail at the GMSF - the plan for jobs, homes and the environment and have made a submission to the consultation. They also fed into a wider submission made by the Greater Manchester and High Peak Area of the Ramblers We support the many commitments to promote walking and green infrastructure, but are very disappointed that greater efforts were not made to produce a plan that has no net impact on the green belt. This version of the plan proposes to release significant less green belt than the previous version, but there are local campaigns to save areas of green belt that are significant to local communities and we support local Ramblers views of those issues.

For futher details follow the link on the left to the special page on the GMSF.

Manchester and Salford Ramblers back the Chorlton Walking and Cycling Routes proposals

The Manchester and Salford Ramblers have officially backed the proposed new walking and cycling route from Manchester to Chorlton. The proposed route, will form part of a city region wide network of safe, high-quality joined-up cycling and walking routes.

Please see our new page for more details.

Paving the Way

Imagine if all of Britainʼs town and cities truly put pedestrians first. If every residentʼs natural impulse was to walk whenever they left their front door to make a short journey. If you were more connected to the place where you live and the other people who live there. Itʼs a bold vision, but an inspiring one.

We want to make walking in towns and cities the easy option. The way you get to the shops, take the kids to school, go to work. Walking is great for your mental health and wellbeing, the best way to get more exercise every day and itʼs good for the environment too. And you discover so much more from your doorstep when youʼre on foot.

Weʼre calling on local authorities to improve walking infrastructure, and to make walking in towns and cities the easy option.

Find out how we can make towns and cities better for walking here:

Made to Move 

In Greater Manchester last year, the Mayor Andy Burnham appointed Chris Boardman as the Cycling and Walking Commissioner and he published a plan - “Made to Move”, that contained 15 steps to transform Greater Manchester by changing the way we get around. One of the key objectives of the plan is to make walking the natural choice for as many short trips as possible. 

The Ramblers nationally and at Area level have been working with Chris Boardman’s team to support these plans because they are linked closely with the main aims of the Ramblers - to protect and expand the infrastructure and places people go walking. We also believe that there are important new opportunities for the Ramblers at Area and district level to influence the development of these and future polices.  This is the link to download a copy of "Made to Move"

Please also look at the separate page we have, for more information and resources.